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A Review of Insulin Pen Devices

Emily K. McCoy, PharmD and Bradley M. Wright, PharmD, BCPS Abstract: Optimization of glycemic control is a fundamental aspect of diabetes management, and rates of diabetes-related microvascular complications are significantly decreased when glycemic control is improved. Currently, > 5 million Americans require insulin therapy to manage their diabetes, and this …

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How to Obtain Appropriate Type 2 Diabetes Control in the First 180 Days of Treatment Initiation

Louis Kuritzky, MD; Benjamin J. Epstein, PharmD, BCPS; and Frank Lavernia, MD Abstract: Good control of diabetes provides meaningful microvascular risk reduction; yet, patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus commonly languish at unsatisfactory levels of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) for protracted periods. A variety of factors contribute to this clinical inertia, as …

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Partnering with Patients to Improve Therapeutic Outcomes: Incretin-Based Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Daniel A. Nadeau, MD Abstract: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions. Current treatment options for patients with diabetes include lifestyle modifications (eg, diet and exercise) along with pharmacotherapy (eg, oral antidiabetic drugs [OADs], incretin-based therapies, and insulin). Despite the availability of effective and safe treatments, …

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Presentation of the Week: Know Your Numbers!

There are so many numbers involved in managing your diabetes, from your A1C to your cholesterol levels. An easy way to have your patients find out more about what numbers are important to know — and carefully monitor — use as part of your diabetes management plan. Click here for …

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Metabolism in diabetes mellitus

Benedict-Joslin

By Francis Gano Benedict, Elliott Proctor Joslin PART I. INTRODUCTION.   Perhaps no chronic disease makes such rapid inroads on health, strength, and weight as does diahetes. The large amounts of sugar in the urine, the polydipsia, polyphagia, and polyuria are observations so common in many cases that it is …

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